Wednesday 5 October 2022
By Appellants Notice filed on 13 January 2022, Thomas Norton, the Appellant below (A) appeals paragraphs 1 and 2 of the order of HHJ Hellman dated 16 December 2021 sitting in Central London County Court,
dismissing A’s appeal of the Respondent local authority’s (R) review decision dated 24 June 2021 and making consequential costs orders.
R’s review decision upheld R’s original decision dated 27 January 2021 that R was entitled to discharge the main housing duty to A by making a Private Rented Sector Offer (PRSO) of accommodation under s193 (7AA) (a) of the Housing Act; and that R did not have a duty to rehouse A.
A applied to R for assistance on 17 January 2020. A made a PRSO. A accepted the PRSO.
The appeal below challenged the procedure followed when making the PRSO and whether the formal requirements- set out in s193 (7B) of HA and the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012 ()2012/2601) – had been complied with.
The Judge concluded they had been.